Women’s hockey cruises to win over Wayne State
Friday, October 30, 2009

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Erin Johnson (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal and assisted on the insurance goal in Friday’s night game against Wayne State University at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse. The Bemidji State women’s hockey team picked up its second win of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Warriors.

“We just need to get in the habit of winning games, we played well enough to win two games last weekend, but we just didn’t finish,” said head coach Steve Sertich. “I think this weekend is crucial for building confidence and finding ways to win.”

The Beavers started off the game a bit sluggish being outshot 13-6 in the first period. Luckily for BSU, the period would end scoreless.

The second period saw the Beavers take over all aspects of the game. BSU outshot Wayne State 12-10 and ended up scoring all three of its goals in the period.

The first goal came as Marlee Wheelhouse (So., Crookston, Minn.) put the puck on net, and Mackenzie Thurston (Fr., Ottawa, Ontario) picked up the rebound netting her second goal of her career. Erin Cody (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) was also credited with an assist on the play.

The second goal was the result of a five-on-three power play for Bemidji State. Montana Vichorek (So., Moose Lake, Minn.) took a shot on goal from the point and Annie Bauerfeld (Jr., Woodbury, Minn.) took another shot off from the rebound. Johnson picked up the third rebound attempt and put it in the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.

On the third goal, Franny Dorr (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) put home another rebound-goal that was left in front of the net. Emily Erickson (R-Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) shot the first shot on goal, while Johnson was also credited for an assist on the goal.

BSU tender Zuzana Tomcikova (So., Bratislava, Slovakia) had another stellar night in net making 31 saves off of 32 shots on goal. She compiled a .969 save percentage for the evening.

One key to win for Bemidji State was its lack of trips to the sin bin. BSU only collected two penalties, compared to the three called on Wayne State.

Bemidji State will be back on the ice tomorrow as they finish the weekend series with Wayne State at 2:07 p.m. at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse.